Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1959”


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FEBRUARY: The villain “Mr. Zero” was introduced in BATMAN #121. When the villain appeared a few years later on the live-action BATMAN television series, he was called “Mr. Freeze.” Batman comics soon adopted the TV show’s name for the character and his popularity and rank as a Batman villain began to rise.

MARCH: Robin dreams that Bruce Wayne (Batman) married Kathy Kane (Batwoman) in BATMAN #122.

MAY: Batman’s version of Superman’s Mr. Mxyzptlk – the inter-dimensional imp known as “Bat-Mite” – debuts in DETECTIVE COMICS #267.

OCTOBER: Batman takes on a DC version of Thor (kind of) in BATMAN #127.


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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.